Marcelino Chinguel – Peru

Specialty Coffee Advent Calendar – 2019

Dec 17

Marcelino Chinguel

Producer: El Romerillo
: San Ignacio, Cajamarca , Peru
Roaster: Kaffa
Cultivar: Heirloom Bourbon
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1750-1800 masl
Taste Profile: Fresh, berries, citrus
Roast Date: 03.12.19

Fantastic coffee from a family farm in Peru. Marcelino Chinguel and his family produced a total of 20 bags with this fermentation and variety. 5 of these bags were sent to CoE Peru, where it won the 2 place! A prestigious award for a specialty coffee producer.


Location: Oslo, Norway
Established: 2005
Roaster: Probat UG-45
Social: @Kaffa_oslo

Robert William Kallhovd Thoresen came to Norway, having worked as an architect in San Francisco, with a dream of creating something that meant something to people. It all started with a small coffee shop at St.Hanshaugen, which opened in 1997. With a small team, Java Espressobar and Kaffeforretning quickly established itself as one of the city’s best coffee bars and is a regular stop for many of the city’s residents. The focus of Java has always been quality down to the finest details – on the drinks, the atmosphere, the interior design, and not least, the raw materials.

The desire to make the best coffee has been the driving force ever since 2001 when Mocca Kaffebar and Brenneri were first opened. A bar and micro-roastery at Briskeby. Robert William teamed up with Trish Rothgeb and together they formed the basis for what would be KAFFA’s brand style and taste profile.

KAFFA first started in a small room on Filipstadkaia in 2005 before moving to our premises at Ryen a couple of years later. In order to make a wonderful cup of coffee, good brewing routines and a good roast are necessary, but the most essential ingredient is to have a great coffee beans. In order to offer traceable and amazing coffee, Robert William and Bjørnar, former roaster at KAFFA, started Collaborative Coffee Source, who purchases and distributes green coffee and supplies coffee to roasters around the world. In addition, we have a KAFFA store that imports and distributes Hario, Chemex and Baratza in Europe.

Today, KAFFA is a company with a team of 10 people. Our coffee roasters, Trude, Philip and James work closely with our quality control, Q-degree Michelle. They ensure that all coffee out to our customers is of the highest quality and constantly work to improve our products. Our sales team is constantly working to ensure that all our customers are closely monitored.